Liisa Taverner

Liisa Taverner


Academic Credentials

  • Certificate Learning Disabilities Specialist: Learning Strategies and Assistive Technologies, Cambrian College
  • TEFL Certification, International College of Applied Linguistics
  • AIM Certification
  • AIM Language Learning Institute

Teaching Experience

Throughout my 17 years at Kempenfelt Bay School, I have worked with grades JK through 8 as a Core French teacher.  In addition to this role, I have also taught English as a second language and worked as a Learning Strategist and Assistive Technologist.  Prior to my role at KBS, I was a teaching assistant at Au Jardin du Soleil, a French Nursery School in Barrie, Ontario.

Current Teaching Role

JK to Grade 5 French Language Teacher.

What You Believe Matters Most in Schooling

I believe that learning a second language is a great asset to the cognitive process.  It helps students learn the mechanics of a language and therefore makes them more effective in editing and writing in English.

What You Believe Matters Most in Education

I believe in taking risks in learning in order to stay current,  knowledgeable and open-minded to an ever changing world.  Taking an interest in other people and their culture makes life interesting and broadens one’s ability to further enhance a personal education experience for everyone.

What You Like Most About KBS

What I like most about KBS is the sense of community I feel with colleagues and the KBS families. I have enjoyed many adventures throughout the years and I am excited to be part of the next chapter.

Hobbies & Interests

I was one of the founding teachers of Kempenfelt Bay School.  I love going to live theatre of any kind and have performed with the Kempenfelt Community Players.  I have volunteered with Theatre By the Bay and I support the Arts and Culture in Barrie. I can often be seen attending a monthly foreign film.  I have a passion for family history and have become quite a genealogist.

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